Eastern Caribbean will drop UK monarch from notes

Heads of government decide to place ECCU’s symbol on new series of notes

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

The monetary council of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) has resolved to remove the UK monarch’s image from the region’s banknotes.

The council, consisting of the heads of government of the six countries and two British Overseas Territories, took the decision on July 21.

Elizabeth II, who died last September, was sovereign of five of the six independent countries in the currency union. She appears on all denominations of the Eastern Caribbean dollar.

The council proposed using the

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